Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy July 4th!

While I was in Washington in March I had the great privilege of seeing the flag that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner." It is displayed at the National Museum of American History and it is spectacular, awesome and sobering. It was sobering to realize that America almost slipped away one night in September of 1814. Francis Scott Key didn't know if the flag would still be flying over Baltimore when the battle was ended. He didn't know if the flag or America would still be there, and thankfully the flag still flew and America still existed.




Continued thanks that America still exists today and prayers and hopes that it will exist many centuries forward.

HAPPY

4 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Happy 4th of July to you!

Amrita said...

Happy celebration

Betty Rubble said...

I LOVE staring at that flag when we travel to Washington! I actually love everything about Washington...but you are right it is a sobering reminder!

Its a shame when people complain how much our military budget is!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE!

Happy Fourth Buttercup!!!